How We Do It

We run a wide range of events throughout the year to raise funds for the school.

The St. Michael’s PSA is a registered charity and is made up of all the parents and staff of St. Michael’s School community. Everyone who joins the school is automatically a member. We host an AGM in the school to discuss a wide range of issues. In addition, regular meetings are held at the school where organisational matters and fundraising activities are discussed and organised to support our school.

We share the belief that our school is an amazing and outstanding school at the heart of the Aldbourne community. We want the best for our children so we work closely with the school to explore areas where we can assist with funding items and experiences the school is unable to provide from the general school budget.

For instance in 2016, the funds we raised throughout the year went towards the purchase of new laptops and interactive whiteboards, the refurbishment of the Reception class outdoor area, and the fantastic new Play Pod and the new Tepee for Forest School. 

Our big goal for 2017

Following the wonderful news of our School’s Outstanding rating by Ofsted last summer, we are delighted to announce that planning is underway for an extension of the school to include a new classroom and cloakroom facilities. The money we raise this year will go a long way to help fund this extension project so every penny…every pound…we raise is important and will go to benefit our children and our overall community. We have already secured 40% of the money needed and are now making a drive to raise the remaining £100,000 before the end of this year. It’s a big ask but we are confident we can meet our target to help drive our outstanding school to further greatness.

The new facilities are necessary, not only to help greatly ease congestion throughout the main school corridor, but to provide a basis for improving overall school facilities. It will provide more space for our growing numbers, and further support the learning and development of our children and grandchildren in the years ahead. The extension will also enable us to reclaim our wonderful Rainbow Room, a quiet and serene space where children can go to enjoy books and other learning materials.

Our Events

The PSA organise events including the Summer Fete and the annual Christmas Fayre, Coffee Mornings, Quiz nights, Discos, Raffles and other sponsored events throughout the year. The money raised at our events will be used to purchase items for the children at St. Michael’s. We will be working closely with the staff to ensure that the funds raised will be used in the most effective way possible. Here’s a list of our upcoming events:

  • Friday, 31st March: Coffee Morning – Buy a Brick campaign launch
  • Friday, 31st March: School Disco
  • Friday, 7th April: Easter Bonnet / Hat Competition
  • Friday, 28th April: School Quiz & Chilli Night

If you have any great ideas you’d like to share, please do get in touch via our email stmichaelspsa@gmail.com

 

St. Michael’s C of E (Aided) School, Aldbourne